Format Recorded Sessions
Recorded sessions must be formatted to
create the media files that can be shared with others or included in podcasts.
SnapKast offers two types of media for this purpose:
- Video/Audio (mp4) - These files are MPEG-4 compliant
(mp4) for playback on PC video players and portable media players.
- Audio Only (mp3) - These are compressed audio
files in the popular MP3 format which can be played on most PC multimedia
programs as well as portable MP3 players.
Select Your Session to Format
- Click on the Format tab to start. If you just completed
a recording session, then you are already on the Format tab.
- If no session is selected, click the select
a session with the SnapKast Session Chooser.
- If you have just finished recording a session, that session is already selected.
Set Format Options
After chosing your session, you can now configure the options that will
dictate what your formatted session will contain. Follow the steps below to proceed:
- Choose or type the album name in the "Choose/Type SnapKast
Album" field (required). An album is like a folder and allows you to organize
similar sessions in a common place. If you have created albums previously,
they are stored in the pull-down list. You can store the new session in one
of these albums or simply type in the text field to create a new album.
If you type the name of an album that already exists, then the session will
be stored in that album.
- Type the title for the session in the "SnapKast Title"
field (required). By default, the title matches the current name of the session
displayed in "Current Session" box. In some cases you may prefer a more descriptive title.
This is your opportunity to change the title.
- Enter the author email address in the "Author Email"
field (required). A valid email address must be entered. This identifies the
creator of the media files.
- Click the change the
video resolution and quality.
If you wish to format a session in more than one
video resolution, then please review these
- Click the
button to start the encoding process.
The progress indicator gives you an idea as to how much time is left before
the process is complete. The actual time depends on the configuration of your PC
(e.g. cpu type and speed, memory) and the Format setting you have selected
(e.g. video size and quality). Our preliminary format benchmarks estimate that a PC
with a 2MHz cpu for 320x240 video at 7fps takes between 25-50% of the session time,
e.g. a 60 minute session may take about 15 minutes to format.
You may now go playback your sessions and share the
audio or video files with others in the Play tab.
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